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DC Now Holds the Record for The Longest Chain of Shoes


Another step forward for DC. (Laetitia Brock)

From Laetitia Brock. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchTwistDC and on her own blog, French twist DC.

While you were busy slaving away in your cubicle, a Guiness World Record was broken in the area.

Today in DC, National Geographic Kids set the record for the world’s longest chain of shoes. Over 16,000 running shoes were laid out in the courtyard of the National Geographic Society at 17th and M Streets NW, covering a total distance of 3.2 kilometers (that would be 2 miles).

After witnessing the record for the world’s longest Cuban sandwich while I was in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, none of these seemingly weird records strike me as strange anymore. So, “Woohoo DC! We now hold the world’s longest chain of shoes!”

But better than that, the shoes, many of which were donated by artists and athletes like Taylor Swift and Eli Manning, will be now be mashed up into a material that will become the surface for soccer fields and playgrounds thanks to Nike’s Reuse a Shoe program.

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Brock has lived in the District since graduating from GWU in 2005 but she will always call Paris home. While not technically a Borderstan resident, she does work for an educational non-profit in the area, and has spent entirely too much money at the salad bar of Whole Foods over the years. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchtwistDC and on her own blog, www.FrenchtwistDC.com.

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